2014 National Sexual Assault Conference: Many Voices, One Movement
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The National Sexual Assault Conference (NSAC) (August 20-22 in Pittsburgh, PA) is an annual conference that brings together over 1000 people to share information, advance learning opportunities, and support professional growth to those who work to address the needs of survivors of sexual assault, to raise awareness about sexual assault, and to prevent sexual assault from happening.
The National Sexual Violence Resource Center and the Pennsylvania Coalition Against Rape are excited to announce a call for workshop proposals for the 2014 National Sexual Assault Conference, in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, at the Wyndham Garden Hotel. The theme of the conference is “Many Voices, One Movement."
We welcome workshop proposals that focus on the uniqueness and value of sexual assault specific programs and services. Proposals that engage in a culturally competent approach to traditionally underserved populations and those that involve interactive learning techniques and innovative methods are encouraged.
We seek workshops on all aspects of the sexual violence continuum, including:
Culturally Specific Populations
Research to Practice
Sexual Assault Specific Programs and Services
Trauma Informed Services
Prevention- Presentation or workshop submissions to the Prevention track should describe efforts to engage communities in the prevention of sexual assault, with an emphasis on primary prevention. Workshop proposals should support the needs of local grantees from the Rape Prevention and Education program of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Proposals should draw on the best available research and / or prevention practices.
Proposals will be considered based on the following criteria:
Content reflects best practices to address and/or prevent sexual violence;
Content reflects recent research on topics related to sexual abuse;
Session supports critical conversations to advance work to address and/or prevent sexual violence;
Content is aligned with conference theme ("Many Voices, One Movement");
Session includes use of adult learning methods, as appropriate;
Sessions learning objectives are clear.
Workshops that cover two (2) 90 minute sessions will also be considered.
The National Sexual Assault Conference attracts a wide variety of people committed to addressing and preventing sexual assault including:
Health Care Providers
Local, State, National, Territorial, and Tribal Governments
Sex Offender Management Experts
PROPOSAL SUBMISSION PROCESS/ PROCESO DE PRESENTACIÓN DE LA PROPUESTA
Fill-out the proposal submission form in / Llene la forma de la presentación de la propuesta en:
Electronic submissions must be received by 4:00 p.m. Eastern Standard Time on December 16, 2013. Applicants will receive notice by February 24, 2014. For each workshop session, only one (1) presenter will receive one (1) free conference registration and one (1) night's lodging at the federal or state government rate, if the presenter's office is more than 50 miles from the conference site (per government guidelines). If the workshop has multiple presenters, then they must select one individual to receive the one (1) free conference registration and one (1) night's lodging, as permitted. NSVRC or PCAR will not reimburse for any other expenses incurred by the selected presenter(s) for each workshop.
Proposal Checklist: Before submitting your completed proposal, please make sure that you have all of the requested information/material prepared below.
Title of proposed workshop
Length of workshop (1.5 hrs. or 3 hrs.)
Presenters’ name and contact information
Workshop abstract (50 word maximum)
Workshop Objectives (a minimum of three quantitative objectives)
Presenter Biographies (50 word maximum)
Additional co-presenter information (a maximum of three co-presenters)